Beat to Quarters Test | Final Test - Easy

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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What operation do Hornblower, Laurie and Lady Barbara have to perform on Williams?
(a) amputate his arm
(b) remove a splinter from his chest
(c) remove a splinter from his arm
(d) amputate his leg

2. Where does Lady Barbara take up residence aboard Lydia, displacing the person who resided there before?
(a) In 1st Lieutenant Bush's cabin
(b) in Captain Hornblower's cabin
(c) in Polwheal, Hornblower's steward's cabin
(d) in surgeon, Laurie's cabin

3. During the repairs on the ship what is Hornblower's main concern?
(a) the lifting of the heavy spar that will serve as the jury mizzen
(b) the repairs to the cabin
(c) accounting for all the cannons
(d) preparing for renewed battle with Natividad

4. When Lydia and Natividad steer a collision course, what does Hornblower do unexpectedly?
(a) veers to leeward, yielding the weather gauge
(b) calls his officers together to confer on what's best to do
(c) raises a white flag of truce
(d) retreats to a safe distance away to plan his next move

5. What does Hornblower learn from the communiques handed him by the men who come aboard?
(a) Spain is now England's ally
(b) Hornblower is under arrest for handing Natividad to El Supremo
(c) Hornblower is ordered to return to England
(d) Hornblower and his crew are invited to a dinner on shore

6. Before Lydia could be beached for the carpenters to work on her bottom what had to be done?
(a) Lydia must be lightened
(b) the crew had to be well-fed
(c) the depth of the water had to be tested
(d) different crewmen had to be assigned to the various repair jobs

7. What does Hornblower order the surgeon to give to the wounded men?
(a) morphine
(b) laudanum and rum
(c) whiskey and bread
(d) tea and scones

8. When the wind dies, how does Lydia approach Natividad to resume battle?
(a) she wets her sails
(b) she waits for Natividad to approach her
(c) two of her boats tow her
(d) she waits for the wind to rise

9. What does Hornblower inform Lady Barbara about her brother, Arthur?
(a) that he has come down with yellow fever
(b) that he was captured by the French
(c) that he has gained a single military victory in the war
(d) that he has married back in England

10. Describe Lady Barbara.
(a) She is short, dark-haired , plump and fair with pink cheeks
(b) She is 27, tanned and from an influential English family
(c) She is a red-head with a fiery temper
(d) She is a delicate blond, not wanting to get her hands dirty or soil her clothes

11. Why was it so hot in the little bay where Lydia dropped anchor?
(a) it wasn't that hot , the crew was just used to being at sea
(b) the lofty mountains all about cut off the wind
(c) it was the summer season
(d) it was the bay of a tropical island

12. What was the reaction of the Spanish officer who came aboard the Lydia?
(a) anger and impatience
(b) fear and cowardice
(c) curiosity and admiration
(d) pride and intolerance

13. Where has Lady Barbara been moved to?
(a) Bush's cabin
(b) Gerard's cabin
(c) Hornblower's cabin again
(d) the orlop deck

14. What was irksome to the Spanish officer after he had denied Lydia's dropping anchor on the Spanish Main?
(a) Hornblower's friendly, cavalier dismissal
(b) Hornblower's putting down Spanish America
(c) Hornblower's downcast countenance
(d) Hornblower's nasty words

15. Describe the Viceroy at Panama.
(a) a combative man eager to quell the rebellion-
(b) a timid man, unready to commit forces to attack the rebellion
(c) an engaging man, more social than military
(d) a burly man with a commanding presence

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Lady Barbara say they needed in the cockpit?

2. What did C.S. Forester compare the crew to now that they knew they were homeward bound?

3. What does Captain Hornblower do on the same day Lady Barbara invited him to breakfast?

4. What is the cockpit?

5. What had Hornblower remembered to do for his crew before sending them into action?

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